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Jan 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
the constitution. members spent 1:05 reciting the entire u.s. constitution. it's the basis of our government, of course, but this is only the second time ever the entire document was read aloud in the house. >> we the people of the united states in order to form a more perfect union -- >> no person except a natural-born citizen shall be eligible to the office of president. >>> the powers to all cases of law and equity. >> full faith and credit given in each state to the public acts. >> congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. >> neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the united states. >> the validity of the public debt of the united states authorized by law shall not be questioned. >> the right of citizens of the united states to vote shall not be denied on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude. >> the right of the citizens of the united states to vote shall not be denied on account of sex. >> the 18th article of the amendment to the constitution of the
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
that and also he knew how to convince people, george mcgovern said this great power of conviction and persuasion was because everybody knew his gut was in it. he believed in the poverty program and the civil rights programs and he was going after them. >> and i feel like we spent a lot of time offering advice on leadership for the president. he seems to have his own flock at least behind him even though he has to deal with the republicans. what about john boehner? he seems to be struggling as speaker of the house grean having to pass a bill without a majority of his caucus. are there lessons that being apply to speaker of the house john boehner. >> i think obama probably would have no problem dealing with boehner. boehner has a terrible problem with his own people. the trick there is to try to figure out how you can provide to boehner some things that the carrots who are sticks can help him bring his troops aboard. that's the trick whether it's possible to do it or not, i don't know. again, if you look at the gun control thing, i don't think obama can win that in washington. i think he is realiz
Jan 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
power. what you have is the assumption was that congress would govern and every once in a while you'd have a strong president. andrew jackson or abraham lincoln. in the 20th century, teddy roosevelt changes that. at one point roosevelt is pushing through some piece of legislation and people were telling him he can't do it, and he gets out a copy of the constitution and he holds up article ii and he says show me here why i can't do this. i think that become the assumption of presidents in the 20th century. if quur you're not specifically prevented from doing it, you can do it. wilson builds on the power of the president, the precedent that teddy roosevelt established. it's franklin roosevelt and the experience during world war ii that really changes the nature of the office and it's the cold war. the greatest expansion in presidential power throughout our history has taken place during times of war. what happens during the cold war is war is institutionalized. we live in a time of permanent war. it's the president's role as commander in chief that leads to not only the creation of th
Jan 18, 2013 12:00pm PST
will that affect the ability to govern the country? no, no. i guess what i'm kind of struck by is we're talking about now few days away from the second inauguration, what are the big themes to define the obama term and seems to me maybe more than we have seen in the recent past, this second term really, the basic contours of the second term set in place. it is this fight over what the safety net is, what the balance between spending cuts and revenue increases should be in terms of dealing with the deficit. that's been the battle that's waged since early 2011 and republicans grabbed control of the house. they have the house for two years and feels like more of a ceremonial second inaugural than usual. >> yeah. and i think he's going to have a very tough -- toure was right saying i have a limited idea of how much to get done in this term. lbj in 1965 had had the largest landslide in history, more democrats in congress than any other time in the 20th century except for roosevelt and told the people, we have got six months because i'm going to be asking democrats to make a lot of sacrifices that ma
Jan 22, 2013 12:00pm PST
, but i think that the gun laws we have in this country pretty much govern the people who are safe, who are sane, who handle a weapon in a responsible manner. and again, time and again when we see these mass shootings, we see the crimes against another person, these are not gun owners who have gone through safety courses. these are not people with a legitimate permit to carry. 300 million guns in america. 310 million americans. those guns are out there. and until we change the culture and until we change the mentality of using guns to resolve conflict, we're going to see more and more of these type of shootings. whether it's a mass murderer or whether it's two people either on the streets of chicago or a texas community college try to resolve conflict at the tip of a gun. >> clint, the vast majority of these shootings that we're talking about are young men who are about 16, 17 to 25 years old. what is it about the psychology, the ego, the testosterone of being a young man that makes this come to this young violence head so often? >> well, you know, when we're young i think we think we'r
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